Saunders Fitting in Well with Phillies

By on February 26, 2017

Clearwater, Fla.—Outfielder Michael Saunders appears to be fitting in well with his third major league team the Philadelphia Phillies.

     Signed by the Phillies as a free agent during the off-season Saunders spent Sunday working out at the Carpenter Complex in Clearwater.  He did instead of making the five-mile road trip to Dunedin, home of his former team the Toronto Blue Jays.

     “Baseball is baseball”, said Saunders of any differences between his three teams.  “The beauty of baseball is you get to know a lot of different people throughout your career and create a lot of different relationships.  I’m really excited to be here, definitely a new team for me.  I knew a few people coming in but it has been great to get to know all these guys.”

     The Phillies have Saunders penciled in to play right field a position he played 68 games in 2014 for Seattle over his 8-year career.

     “No, I am actually excited about it,” said Saunders of the move, “I think it’s where I am most comfortable but ultimately whatever helps the team the most is there I want to play.  I just want to be playing every day.”

       Saunders was drafted in the 11th round by Seattle in 2004 and made his first All Star appearance in 2016 with Toronto. 9EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO) 

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